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Chinese company Landwind wins Europe

Company Landwind

Chinese company Landwind will make the second attempt to enter the European market till the end of 2009 — with new off-road car X8. Outwardly this car reminds mix Mitsubishi Outlander and Subaru Forester, and in Europe the novelty will be accessible in three various complete sets, informs China Car Times.

The Chinese and Korean car industry — the worthy competitor to the European motor-car manufacturers.

The engine while is confirmed one — the 2,4-litre petrol unit constructed under licence Mitsubishi Motors (power of 160 h.p.). It is not excluded, that later diesel unit VW Motori will join the car power of 140 h.p. Besides, Landwind X8 it will be accessible both in full — and in rear-wheel updating.

Landwind

Company Jiangling Motors already tried to sell in Europe the off-road cars under name Landwind (X6) — in 2005. However this model has ruined krash-tests by technique EuroNCAP. After a year Chineses have presented the modernised version of the off-road car — X-Pedition.

Concern Landwind

Now this model is on sale in the several European countries through former dealer network MG Rover.